Day 1 — General Overview



December 2020

I’m going meta for the first one to give a general overview of my Ship 30 for 30 challenge.

Why Am I Doing This?

I thrive off of accountability — group pressure helps me stick to my goals. Also, it’ll help me avoid perfectionism since I have to publish my essay after 60 minutes, no matter what.

Creative Constraints

1. One hour total to write & edit. Whatever I have by the end is what I post.

2. Must be written from scratch daily.

3. Must be between 200 & 250 words.

4. Must fit one screenshot. No fluff!

My Writing Flow

1. — Forces me to write 1000 words in 30 minutes. It’s a brain dump so that I later find gems to expand on. The time limit forces me to write quickly.

2. Grammarly — To check for blatant mistakes.

3. Scrivener — To write & edit in a clean UI.

4. Figma — To format text nicely.

5. Twitter — To post publicly.

6. Roam — To store my essays.

7. Notion — To update the group accountability document.


I’ll be writing about mental models, decision making, & growth. I view these as pillars & frameworks to master. If I learn these well, I’ll be better off for everything else that I do.

I’m not an expert in any of these, which is why I’m writing about them. This challenge will help me learn more about this specific domain.

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by Amaan